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Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« on: January 24, 2009, 03:56:16 PM »
Psychiatrist Dr Karen Norberg, of National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, spent a year knitting an anatomically correct replica of the human brain.

Pretty neat!  Check it out here.

Spel



Day after day, she knits some brain away...

Offline The Overlord

Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 05:19:58 PM »

WAaaaay too much time on your hands to be knitting a brain.  :-\


Actually that link on the page was even cooler, IMO.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/4324639/Barack-Obama-a-plastic-president-ready-for-action.html

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Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 06:03:56 PM »
I prefer starting with something smaller.

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Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 06:33:09 PM »
Nifty.  But does it think for itself?

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Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 01:00:48 PM »
Nifty.  But does it think for itself?

That would be nothing short of scary...

Offline Eleanor

Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009, 06:13:54 PM »
O_o I think they have a bit too much time on their hands

Offline The Overlord

Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 05:03:08 AM »
O_o I think they have a bit too much time on their hands


   
Gee, do you think?



Meh, perhaps her neighbors are thankful she kept this an indoor hobby...


As opposed to that guy that's been in the Guinness book for years that made an eight-foot ball of twine in his front yard for all to see.


Except she shaped it like a brain.  :-\




Offline Will

Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2009, 11:16:27 AM »
...I think it's great.  :P  Frackin' fantastic!  It did say it took her a year, so it's not like she holed herself up in her basement and cut off all human contact. ::)

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Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2009, 05:17:21 PM »
Very interesting! Something like that is what I need to pass the time right now  ::)

Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2009, 03:56:45 PM »
Thanks for the replies, everybody!  Panpsychists would assert that the knitted brain does in fact think; I suppose that the question would then be, "Does it think in a manner different from how the yarn thought when it was just bundled up?"

As a note, the article states that the individual who actually knitted the brain is both a psychiatrist and a researcher with the National Bureau of Economic Research, so I think that it's safe to assume that she doesn't just knit brains all day... although if she does... well, heck, that's her business, in my opinion...

Oh, and that's some nifty stuff, Oniya!  Thanks for the link!

Spel



An organic mind?

Offline Greenthorn

Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2009, 04:18:56 PM »
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I think it shows she is determined and able to keep a goal...

But that's just me *shrugs*

 ;)

Offline Yomamaween

Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2009, 10:27:26 PM »
WAaaaay too much time on your hands to be knitting a brain.  :-\


I spent two hours of my life knitting a uterus...



I then gave it to my mom cause she doesn't have one ;D


I wanna knit a brain!  It would please me sooo
« Last Edit: February 20, 2009, 10:28:32 PM by Yomamaween »

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Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2009, 10:53:10 PM »
I cross-stitched a fractal once.

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Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2009, 01:05:24 PM »
Win for arts and crafts!

Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2009, 12:04:18 PM »
I spent two hours of my life knitting a uterus...

Very cool, Yomamaween!  And a sweet gift. :)

I cross-stitched a fractal once.

Have any pictures, Oniya?  I'd love to see them!

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Knit your heart!

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Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2009, 03:53:07 PM »
Have any pictures, Oniya?  I'd love to see them!
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Hope this works.  It's a Lyapunov fractal, done on a jacket shell with a 16-color palette (one of my earlier works - if I were to redo it I'd be going at least 256, possibly smaller grain.)


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Re: Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct woolly brain
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2009, 05:31:02 PM »
It's a Lyapunov fractal, done on a jacket shell with a 16-color palette (one of my earlier works - if I were to redo it I'd be going at least 256, possibly smaller grain.)

Wow -- that is outstanding, Oniya.  Super job!

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To stitch that love into a jacket shell...